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Ige appoints HTA head McCartney his chief of staff

November 8, 2014 HONOLULU — Gov.-elect David Ige took his first step as the incoming leader of Hawaii, announcing that he will appoint Mike McCartney as his chief of staff. more »»

Veteran wait times for health care drop in the Pacific

November 8, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Wait times for veterans in Hawaii and other parts of the Pacific trying to see a primary-care doctor for the first time have dropped to 35 days from 110 days in May. more »»

Pahoa farmers receive misinformation on lava

November 8, 2014 HILO (AP) — A letter from the state Department of Agriculture about channeling lava down a road in Puna contains incorrect information, Hawaii County’s civil defense director said. more »»

Burglars victimize grieving widow

November 8, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii woman whose husband died at their son’s high school football game in August is grieving again after thieves ransacked their home and stole the couple’s wedding rings. more »»

Kauai County Council says no to repeal of invalid GMO law

November 7, 2014 LIHUE (AP) — The Kauai County Council has rejected a proposal that would have repealed a law regulating the use of pesticides and cultivation of genetically modified organisms by large-scale... more »»

Preschool funding initiative defeated

November 6, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii voters rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that would have allowed public money to fund private preschool programs. more »»

Gov.-elect Ige reflects laid-back Hawaii style

November 6, 2014 HONOLULU — There wasn’t any grand speech when Hawaii Gov.-elect David Ige cruised to victory on election night. more »»

Route over lava raises concerns

November 6, 2014 HAWAII NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii (AP) — An environmental review for constructing an emergency access route along a lava-covered section of a Hawaii road identifies concerns including the spread of... more »»

Ige prevails as governor after ousting Abercrombie

November 5, 2014 HONOLULU — State Sen. David Ige coasted to a win as Hawaii’s next governor Tuesday night, allowing Democrats to hold on to the state’s highest office after voters resoundingly ousted incumbent Gov. more »»

Takai, Gabbard win races for Congress

November 5, 2014 HONOLULU — Democratic state Rep. Mark Takai defeated former U.S. Rep. Charles Djou, a Republican, in the race to represent Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District on Tuesday. more »»

Schatz easily retains Senate seat

November 5, 2014 HONOLULU — Democrat Brian Schatz easily won Hawaii’s U.S. Senate race Tuesday, retaining the seat he was appointed to after the 2012 death of longtime Sen. Daniel Inouy. more »»

High court upholds migrant health care cuts

November 5, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii could begin cutting some state-funded medical services for Micronesian migrants now that the U.S. more »»

‘A miracle’: Lava spares headstone in Hawaii cemetery

November 5, 2014 HONOLULU — As slow-moving lava approached a cemetery in a rural Hawaii town, Aiko Sato placed flowers at the headstone of the family plot she’s tended to over the years, thinking it would be the las... more »»

Gabbard called to help with lava flow

November 5, 2014 PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii congresswoman who is a captain in the Hawaii Army National Guard has been called to the Big Island, where she’ll help with a lava flow that’s threatening Pahoa. U.S. Rep. more »»

Final push for races too close to call in Hawaii

November 4, 2014 HONOLULU — President Barack Obama is trying to help Hawaii hold on to a Democratic seat in Congress with a recorded message the day before the election that asks voters to support state Rep. more »»

Hawaii DOE may put a hold on the test-based teacher rating system

November 4, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s Department of Education may delay using standardized test scores to make high-stakes personnel decisions after concerns were raised about fairness. more »»

Shark clamps onto Hawaii surfer’s hand

November 4, 2014 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — A Hawaii woman escaped a tiger shark attack with only some injuries to her fingers and hand after her friend punched the animal until it relented. more »»

Lava stalls short of town’s main road

November 2, 2014 HONOLULU — Lava that has been creeping toward a small town on the Big Island has stalled just before reaching the town’s main road, officials said Saturday. more »»

Repeal of Kauai’s GMO law proposed

November 2, 2014 LIHUE (AP) — Two Kauai County Council members are proposing legislation to repeal a new law regulating pesticides and genetically modified crops. more »»

Djou, Takai in tight race for U.S. House

November 2, 2014 HONOLULU — In left-leaning Hawaii, the home state of President Barack Obama, Democrats are in danger of losing a seat in the U.S. Hous. more »»

 
 
 

 

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